|New International Version (© 2011)|
Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry.
King James Bible
Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.
American Standard Version
Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee; for he is useful to me for ministering.
Young's Literal Translation
Lukas only is with me; Markus having taken, bring with thyself, for he is profitable to me for ministration;
2 Timothy 4:11 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Only Luke is with me - This was Luke the evangelist, and writer of the Acts of the Apostles, who was always much attached to St. Paul, and it is supposed continued with him even to his martyrdom.
Take Mark, and bring him with thee - This was John Mark, the sister's son of Barnabas, who, after having wavered a little at first, became a steady, zealous, and useful man; his name and conduct have been often before the reader. See the parallel passages.
For he is profitable to me for the ministry - Εις διακονιαν· For service; that is, he would be very useful to the apostle, to minister to him in his present close confinement. Some think that the apostle means his preaching the Gospel; but at this time, I should suppose, there was very little, if any, public preaching at Rome.
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2 Timothy 1:15 This you know, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.
Acts 16:10 And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavored to go into Macedonia...
Colossians 4:14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.
Philemon 1:24 Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellow laborers.
Acts 12:12,25 And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark...
Acts 15:39 And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark...
Colossians 4:10 Aristarchus my fellow prisoner salutes you, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom you received commandments...
1 Peter 5:13 The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, salutes you; and so does Marcus my son.
Hosea 14:4 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for my anger is turned away from him.
Matthew 19:30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.
Matthew 20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
Luke 13:30 And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.
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Acts 12:12 When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying.
Acts 12:25 When Barnabas and Saul had finished their mission, they returned from Jerusalem, taking with them John, also called Mark.
Acts 15:37 Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them,
Colossians 4:10 My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you his greetings, as does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas. (You have received instructions about him; if he comes to you, welcome him.)
Colossians 4:14 Our dear friend Luke, the doctor, and Demas send greetings.
2 Timothy 1:15 You know that everyone in the province of Asia has deserted me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes.
2 Timothy 2:21 Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.